- --- In Czechlist@y..., Jan Nechanicky <jannech@c...> wrote:
> Hello all ?Hello Honza??
anyone knows the English names of the following types of
> grass,Of course anyone knows because anyone can go to www.google.com and
check out the Latin names in seconds. Why don't you do that? I
checked out your first three for you in thirty seconds:
> cirok alepsky (Sorghum halepense) - Johnson Grass
> jez*atka kuria (Echinochloa) Barnyardgrass
> ovos hluchy (Avena fatua) - oats? - Wild oats
I found following terms in my dictionary:
> cirok alepsky (Sorghum halepense) = Johnson grass (in fact it should becirok halepsky, but it´s minor detail)
> jez*atka kuria (Echinochloa) = barnyard grass, prickly-grass,cockpur-grass (jez*atka kur*i' noha)
> ovos hluchy (Avena fatua) - oat grass, wild oatsscutch grass, quack grass and twitch ;-)
> proso siete (Panicum millaceum) - this should be millet (yes, it is:-)
> prstovka (Digitaria app.) sorry, I haven´t found this one:-(((
> py'r plazivy (elytrigia repens) ? couch-grass? and also quick grass,
Hope this helps.
Have a nice day!
The 'Ditigiaria' is almost certainly foxglove (Digitalis spp.) - nAprstnIk
velkoKvetY in Czech, nearly the same in Slovak.
Talking of prst and digit, Honzo, extract yours a bit sharp, sunshine. In
Judd Street someone is sitting within walking range of some of the best
biological libraries in the world - envy of such a location comes nowhere
near to describing how I feel as I track my animals and plants through the
wilds of the Moravian Museum and the various Brno academies.
Also, the most valuable things I have learned by subscribing to Czechlist
(apart from alternative words to bawl at the local fascists to the tune of
'Colonel Bogey') are all internet search wrinkles STARTING WITH GOOGLE. I
don't know how other subscribers feel, but if Linnaean names and matters
biological come up, I assume that the standard texts have been found lacking
and the old perennial Absurdissimus sovietae forma Czeskoslovenskia -
otherwise known as the taxonomical ballsup that is/was Russian biology for
50 years - has poked its poxy petals over the parapet and some concentrated
research is needed.
A couple of standard bits of foliage?? You're shooting sparrows with a
Kalashnikov, mate - only it's our AK and, in the course of hard days, we
often don't have a lot of ammo.
- Thanks to all for your kind suggestions.
I have had a look at Google and found most of the terms, so thanks
Rachel for that.
Thanks to Tony as well, I am well aware about the libraries (yes, I live
a two minute walk from the New British Library and go there often) but I
do not think my clients would either appreciate my time spent there or
even pay for it.
PS I have not have a Kalashnikov, only a spray gun to scare away the
pidgeons (yes, yes, I do use it to scare humans, too, if you think of
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- Hi all,
the advice by Rachel to look at Google with Latin name was excellent
(simplicity is, again & again, beautiful).
Just tried once, and voila - I got this
Quackgrass (Agropyron repens)
(a.k.a. Elytrigia repens)
Jiri (a.k.a. happy camper today - just cleaned my computer with
another kind advice by Matej Klimes)